DH360 Partner Pattern Recap 3/23/17

In the first dedicated partner pattern class we’ve held since 2015, it’s almost like we’ve never stopped…. almost! Several couples from the former dance hall came back and we’ve introduced some new dancers to the world of partner pattern dancing.

The pilot class is always a start up to get everyone acclimated to either a new environment or new program. This was a little of both depending on who the dancers were. So the expectation was teach a few easy standards and have some new and old dances ready to go for teaches. Add that to “let’s see what they know” and it becomes a juggling act!

Here’s how the night flowed; we started with something for newbies and warm ups for the returning dancers, went on to teach something new for everyone, took a break for reviews a song options then taught another new dance and left it to open dance for those that recalled anything they wanted to do.

Cotton Eyed Joe
Cowboy Merengue
La Estrella
Southside Girl

*Note that as with many translations over time, older steps may not be exact to the listed sheets.*

This class and dance will be conducted every other week by Aric & Sheryl. The format will likely model the line class on Wednesday with reviews and easy teaches in the first hour, a solid lesson around 7 and open dance to follow.

The next session will be on April 6th (Facebook Event Page).Facebook Event Page
The featured lesson is preferably a reteach of an oldie, please put your picks in the comments of this event, contact Aric, etc to help decide which we’re going to do. For beginners, we will have Electric Slide Couples and North Carolina Stroll ready to go!


DH360 Line Dance Recap 3/8/17

This past Wednesday we had a good turnout with quite a variety in requests. We stayed until 11!

Out of the norm to follow up a 2nd teach of last week’s “Tango With Me Darling”, we did a reteach of a favorite and brought in two intro dances from the Middletown Adult Education Class to warm up with.

Here’s the line up:
Tango With Me Darling
Yellow Diamonds
Do You Remember
Mr Dee Jay


M.A.E. Line Dancing 3/7/17

Here is the line up of dances taught and reviewed by the Middletown Adult Education Line Dancers on Tuesday 3/8/17:

I’m No Angel
Como Yo Y

Little Rumba
Better When I’m Dancin’ Baby

The Beginner’s Class also took a look at a few dances the Intro class would see later on:
Do You Remember
Mr Dee Jay

DH360 Line Dance Recap 3/7/17

Here’s tonight’s line up of teaches and reviews with Sheryl at Dance Hall 360 for Tuesday, 3/7/17:

Can You 2 Step
Dance With Me Baby
Shake It
$Money, Money, Money$
Let Me Sleep

DH360 Line Dance Recap 3/1/17

20 days to spring. Who’s counting though? We took some time tonight for our feature dance to bring in a tango with a twist. Here is the line up of dances taught and reviewed:

Tango With Me Darling
Love Letter Waltz
Back It Up

M.A.E. Line Dancing 2/28/17

Catching up after school break, the Middletown Adult Education line dancing classes did some intense review on the previous 2 week’s worth of dances and each picked up 2 new lines dances.

The Intro Class used “I’m No Angel” to work on changing full weight vs touch patterns. Think: step-touch, step-touch to touch-step, touch-step.

The Beginner Class learned the classic dance “Little Rumba” to which we experimented with somgs from country rumba to soft 2-step to reggeaton.

Classic Country Line Dance Workshop 2/26/17

Initially this class is set for about 5 dance lessons in a two hour span and focus on dances that are typically near a classification of “standard” in any classic country set. Tonight, it got bigger than that. The selection was expanded to dances that are a few years old but have some serious potential to be around a bit longer. So with that out there, everyone got more than what they bargained for!

Here’s the line up of dances taught from this session, click for step sheet:

Booze Cruise
Crank It Up (Goin’ Hamm)
Cowboy Hip Hop (32 count version)
Honey Bee
Indian Outlaw (Video Link Only)
King of Clubs
My Maria
Tulsa Time (Tulsa Cha)

DH360 Line Dancing 2/15/17

This edition of Wednesday Night Lines fetured a lot of good reviews and some easier new dances. The past two weeks got a taste of easier country dances with Randy Pelletier’s latest dance to High Valley’s “Soldier” and the very soothing sound of William Michael Morgan’s “Missing” with the choreography of the same name by Heather Barton.

Soldier has a good underlayng shuffle-step rhythm. Expect a generic dance for partners for now, maybe 16-step or Curly Top Polka at the Cadillac Ranch.

“Missing” works great if partners are up for a faster Sweetheart Stroll or a cute Blue Rose!

Here’s the line up of features and reviews:

I’m Forever Only Yours

M.A.E. Line Dancing 2/14/17

Middletown Adult Education’s Line Dancing is back in session. The first week featured getting newbies warmed up by way of just working on counting to music using the Macarena; not to mention being able to walk in knowing a dance already, I mean who doesn’t know the Macarena?

The Intro Class moved on to some walking and talking techniques that eventually made it to dancing to music with an all time favorite Mamma Maria. They also got some good reps and basic moves with And It Goes Like This. In week 2, the Electric Slide would give way to a similar dance called Bartender’s Stomp that gave a flavor of country and rock music showing off how flexible dancing can be and how different music can give the same dance a different feel.

The Beginner Class (Continuing) was welcomed back with some easy warm ups. They already knew Bartenders Stomp, so it was a comfy way to get back into it. Tempting Elvis was introduced to start working on step without weight and transitioning from straight count to syncopation. It also has some featured steps that we needed work on.

The students of the Beginner Class (most now having 3-4 sessions experience) are looking forward to a session based on technique. Essentially, slowing down most of the dances we already know and making them look good!

DH360 Line Dance Recap 2/1/17

Here’s the recap on features from Wednesday Night Lines at DH360 on 2/1/17:

Ain’t Giving
Damn Good Lover
I’m Forever Only Yours
Oops Baby
Road Less Traveled